GH Walters and Son

GH Walters and Son

£192.40 per week

Cornwall and Surrounding Areas

Level 2 Carpentry Apprentice
Published: Sep 16, 2022
Ref: GL300522

GH Walters and Son is looking for a Carpentry Apprentice to join their well-established firm in Liskeard.

The Apprentice’s Role

As a carpentry apprentice you will learn all aspects of carpentry and joinery, Yelverton Construction cover every aspect of creating a new build home, including imaginative design, local authority approvals, impeccable standards of construction and professional project management. You will be expected to learn how to measure, cut and build using materials. You will be working with wood on a day to day basis and must be precise with all of your work.

The successful apprentice will learn other aspects of the building and construction trade to enhance and develop knowledge within a variety of building projects.

Due to the location of the role, transport will be required.

Working Hours: The working hours will be 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8am to 4:30pm.

Wages: £192.40 per week, any overtime above the 40 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage depending on age.

Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.

G.H. Walters & Son is a family-owned business that has been working since 1960 to provide South East Cornwall with the highest industry standards in bespoke building services. George Walters began the firm in 1962 and it became a partnership with Scott in 1995. It was renamed, G.H. Walters & Son. Since George's retirement, Scott now runs the company himself.

On completion of your level 2 apprenticeship you will have the opportunity to gain a full-time job in carpentry. Alternatively, you will be able to gain some experience within the trade, and then progress onto your Level 3 NVQ in Carpentry.

Skills Required

The successful apprentice will need to be able to understand and follow instructions quickly and precisely due to the high level of work they will be completing. They must work to specific deadlines on all tasks and will also need to be physically strong in order to meet the demands of this role. They will need to take pride in their work and have good communication skills to deal with customers and colleagues.

Personal Qualities

You must be a good team player with the motivation to succeed within a busy construction industry. The successful applicant will need to be reliable, hardworking and enthusiastic with a genuine interest in the carpentry sector.

Prior Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent grades A-E (9-2) or equivalent is desired but not essential.

The Apprenticeship in Carpentry consists of:

  • Level 2 Carpentry & Joinery Standard (Site)
  • Construction Skills Health, Safety and Environment test – CSCS Test

As part of the apprenticeship programme, attendance is required at our Skills Group training centre for one day per week. All other aspects of the qualification will be delivered on-site by the employer. You will have regular visits every six to eight weeks from your designated Skills Group assessor, who will monitor your progress during your apprenticeship training.

Whilst at the Skills Group training centre, you will learn the necessary skills and gain experience to help you throughout your role. Part of your training will be knowledge and theory based, whilst the rest will be practical.

As an additional qualification you will also achieve your Emergency First Aid and Health and Safety Certificate, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.

As part of your apprenticeship Skills Group will also support you to complete your online CSCS test, which will enable you to apply for your CSCS Card. This shows that you are at the required competent level to carry out site work with the employer.

I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Vanessa, my trainer. You have made my journey so much easier, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You have been amazing and helped me to achieve my qualification. You’ve guided me through every step of the way, I really appreciate it, Vanessa, you have been my rock.

Katie Shorland, Level 2 Hairdressing

I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.

Ben Freeman, Level 2 Carpentry

I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!

Luke Kowalski, Teaching Assistant and former apprentice at Sir Robert Gefferys School